LIFANIMA Opens Entries for 2018 Edition

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Oluwafunke Lasisi

The Management of USP brand has announced plan to hold the second edition of the Lagos International Festival of Animation (LIFANIMA) on June 7, 2018, at Freedom Park, Lagos. The plan was as a result of animation industry which has begun to blossom in Nigeria and across Africa where many young animators highly talented but without a common platform to sell their skills.

According to the CEO of USP Brand Communication and Producer of Turtle Taido, Muyiwa Kayode, said the platform would provide opportunities for animators to interact with other stakeholders for optimum value creation and rapid growth of the animation industry. He explained that the “objectives of the LIFANIMA are to promote the rapid development of the animation industry in Nigeria and across Africa; improve the movie industry through increased inclusion of animation content; provide a platform for the promotion of local animators; development of quality animation and expose animators to the latest technologies in the industry hardware and software.”

“It will feature screening of selected works, award presentations, networking and entertainment,” he added.
The Two-day event will attract animators from local and foreign, film makers, investors, financial institutions, advertising agencies, musical video producers, media practitioners, digital marketing professionals, government agencies, Information Technology companies/manufacturers and the general public. LIFANIMA submission forms are available at USP Brand Management in Ikoyi and can be requested for via mails@uspbrands.com.